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that we still have a big hole to fill. gwen: who is in that big hole? and why is it that month after month, and after month, it never seems to get more shallow? >> let's go back a little ways. a few months ago, the economy seemed to be having a nice head of steam. we were seeing very strong job growth numbers of 200,000 per month. and suddenly everything seemed to hit a wall. we've had a run of bad luck. we had very bad snowstorms earlier this year, a series of natural disasters here. the big hit came from gasoline prices that shot up to around $4 for gasoline because of the libyan rebellion. and finally the japanese earthquake and tsunami turned out to be a much bigger negative for us than we may have appreciated. because it cut off the flow of vital parts. put all those things together and it cost a lot of momentum. may very poor job numbers and in june, very poor job numbers. it was kind of surprising because in fact over the last few weeks, we had a wave of optimism because some of those tempering negatives seemed to be going away. as gasoline prices dropped and japan got back to norma
. and that means that we still have a big hole to fill. gwen: who is in that big hole? and why is it that month after month, and after month, it never seems to get more shallow? >> let's go back a little ways. a few months ago, the economy seemed to be having a nice head of steam. we were seeing very strong job growth numbers of 200,000 per month. and suddenly everything seemed to hit a wall. we've had a run of bad luck. we had very bad snowstorms earlier this year, a series of natural disasters here. the big hit came from gasoline prices that shot up to around $4 for gasoline because of the libyan rebellion. and finally the japanese earthquake and tsunami turned out to be a much bigger negative for us than we may have appreciated. because it cut off the flow of vital parts. put all those things together and it cost a lot of momentum. may very poor job numbers and in june, very poor job numbers. it was kind of surprising because in fact over the last few weeks, we had a wave of optimism because some of those tempering negatives seemed to be going away. as gasoline prices dropped and japan got b
's office admits it is a big blow to the department. >> it was a tough blow to swallow to let those highly trained officers go. to ruse 66 officers with that training, that's a huge investment the city has basically lost. >> reporter: he said the training is crucial for a person who might not understand why police have a gun pointed at him. the police department says it will pull officers from other beats if it has to to respond to a cit incident. the department concedes that will delay response time. we're at police headquarters, nbc bay area news. >>> we have some breaking news to share with you. she was one of the most active and socially forward and well known first ladies of our time. but today, betty ford has died at the age of 93. betty ford was married to former president gerald ford for 58 years. he also died in 2006 at the age of 93. elizabeth ann warren ford was born april 8, 1918. she was known as betty ford and won't to also serve as the first lady of the united states from 1974 to 1977. she was very active in social policy, shattering lots of precedents and had a very moderat
wantsto be speaker. his life. e highest priorit9 in he's achieved it. the other big difference john boehner was once a committee chairman. he pushed legisla$ion throughl he knows how to make deals@at the coittee levels and he believes in the houseworkiwn. righting legislation in the hands of a tight-knit group of peoplea"ound the speake dennis hastert ntued that, nancy pelosi continued that. john boehner is unwinding that concentration of power, making the house a@differt place. >>i think he's got a ot. >> at @@becoming the president? >> yes. >> i don't see that, john. >> just thk about it. >> i just think there are other people are. >> his brand ofrepublicanism would carry. >> but i n't think has the@ -- either the bition or personality@todo that. >> he likes golf too ch! go on campaign trails. >> what about eisenhowe"? eisenhower liked golf a lot >> exit @@estion,@s hn boehner brout civili back to congress, yes or no?@ >> i think to a great @@extent. he is morealmer, asonable, rational guy. he done a good job dog that. >> he's la back, but he's representing a republican caulk tha
vehicle is on its last few laps and a big part of american life is about to end. we begin our coverage tonight with nbc's tom costello who was lucky enough to watch it blast off at the cape today. tom, good evening. >> reporter: hi, brian. mission managers admit they got lucky with the weather, no rain, no lightning, even a last-minute technical glitch didn't teach "atlant "atlantis" on the ground. for the last time, a farewell from the ground teams who have spent 30 years launching shuttle missions. >> on behalf of the greatest team in the world, good luck to you and your crew on the final flight of this true american icon. >> go flight, one more time, mike, witnessing this nation at its best. the crew of "atlantis" is ready for launch. >> reporter: liftoff, the final liftoff of "atlantis." >> reporter: the 135th shuttle mission thundered off the florida coast on a resupply mission to the space station. while on the ground, three-quarters of a million people gathered to witness history. >> i wish them god speed and i'm so proud, i'm happy to have seen them go out. >> reporter: but con
of either of our two parties right now. and i think that is the big challenge right now. how do we basically develop a political platform and a mandate to do those four things. >> i would add a couple things. to what tom said which i basically agree with. but first there is a cultural element here. it's not just a problem in washington, it's a pblem in the culture. a nation where people have distrust of authority, don't trust government, unwilling to accept sacrice, feel very threatened, want pore government than they are willing to pay for, and so there has to be a gigantic education campaign to go under that. and then the second thing i would add, and tom talked about a hybrid politics, i uld say we'vead it. and we just have to rediscover it. and i go back perpeally to my hero alex aner hamilton who created this hrid politics it was not -- he got us out of the big government versus small government debat he stood for lited b energetic government to enhance social mobility. so people in the hamiltonian practise decision which include the wig party and the lincoln an republican party at the
happened essentially is that this jobs report came over and poured a big bucket of cold water on hopes of a quicker recovery. it tells you that there was a slowdown and a real standstill in hiring that happened in may and june. what we're going to be looking for, by the way, next week is the beginning of earnings season to try to see that if in the slow growth economy companies found a way to make money again. >> steve also says companies hoping to see more confidence on the part of consumers before they have the confidence to start hiring. >>> capitol hill will be buzzing today ahead of a major meeting at the white house tomorrow on the debt ceiling. top lawmakers from both sides of the aisle will sit down president obama and vice president biden hoping to get closer to cutting a deal. this morning the president said there is common ground, but it will mean unpopular decisions by both parties. >> we agree on some of the big things. we agree that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt we need to get our fiscal house in order. we agreed that to do that both sides are going to ha
walsh, cnn, afghanistan. >>> top of the news this hour, a one new nation in the world, two big celebrations marking independence day. this is the flag of the now independent nation of south sudan, rising for the first time over the capital city of juba. the country is officially separate today after five decades of on and off civil war with the mostly muslim north. the same flag rising today in washington, d.c. over the new embassy of south sudan. >>> the man who won this year's dancing with the stars, well, he may have waltzed himself right into trouble with the dui ticket in atlanta earlier today. hines ward who is a star receiver for the nfl pittsburgh steelers, posted a $1,000 bond. his mug shot taken of him at the dekalb county jail. >>> royal couple will and kate are in california. they're being greeted by celebrities and local politicians. california's first couple gave the couple an ipad 2 loaded with california themed songs and movies. prince william is set to play polo this afternoon in santa barbara. >>> in washington, d.c., a call for peace from the dalai lama, the
a lot. he want as big deal. will he and the president find a compromise? guess who is back? nancy pelosi, your favorite friend, the foam house speaker is back at the table and is in open the debt talks and wants to point the fingers at ... guess who? >> day one of 85 of the republican majority in the congress and we have not seen one jobs bill come to the floor. >>dave: day 185. we expect the republican congress to create jobs in less than a year yet the democrats had four years in control of congress and did what for jobs? >> and the day of fast tush around in the media and all at, quick response from romney about her comments. listen to this. uncertainty is probably the one thing, a heck of a problem. is my company going to be here? it is tough. things have to change. have to change. >>dave: that ad in response to comments early this week, from the senior advisor to president obama who said people will not vote based on the unemployment rate and jobs numbers but based on their situation. well, their situation is the unemployment rate. it is the jobs numbers. that is their reality. so,
's achieved it. the other big difference between boehner and gingrich, john boehner was once a committee chairman. he pushed legislation through, he knows how to make deals at the committee levels and he believes in the houseworkiwn. gingrich placed all powerful righting legislation in the hands of a tight-knit group of people around the speaker, dennis hastert continued that, nancy pelosi continued that. john boehner is unwinding that concentration of power, making the house a different place. >> i think he's got a shot. >> at becoming the president? >> yes. >> i don't see that, john. >> just think about it. >> i just think there are other people are. >> his brand of republicanism would carry. >> but i don't think he has the -- either the ambition or personality to do that. >> he likes golf too much! to go on campaign trails. >> what about eisenhower? eisenhower liked golf a lot more than boehner! >> exit question, has john boehner brought civility back to congress, yes or no? >> i think to a great extent. he is more calmer, reasonable, rational guy. he's done a good job doing that. >>
. >> what happened essentially is that this jobs report came over and poured a big bucket of cold water on quick hopes of a recovery. it tells you there was a slowdown and the word used was a standstill in hiring that happened in may and june. what we are going to be looking for next week is the beginning of earnings season. they will try to see if in this company companies can make money again. >> steve said many are looking for the confidence to start hiring. >>> it is a working weekend for congress right now struggling to reach a deal to raise the debt ceiling. crucial negotiations on a possible deal will take place at the white house tomorrow. this is what the president said on the talks this morning. >> we agree on some of the big things. we agreed that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt we need to get our fiscal house in order. we agreed in order to do that both sides have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. and we agree that we simply cannot afford to default on our national obligations for the first time in our history. >> well,
. today it is the u.s. embassy and we understand there was a big flag raising there, a very important day for the united states as it continues to work on sudan. now welcoming this new nation. >> i wonder how important it was, maybe even the symbolism behind having susan rice representing the obama administration, colin powell, secretary of state during the bush administration, that both of them would be there when you talk to a number of sudanese who say it all really got started with the bush administration and the obama administration got to see the punctuation of that effort. >> that's right. president bush and the christian right really in the united states really pushed this issue for a comprehensive peace agreement between the north and south and then the obama administration, you heard president obama at the united nations in september really calling to push this along for north and south to have this referendum and to move towards what they would want for their people. and in the case with south sudan. and the last several months, the united states has been very active in terms o
to report. the big apple is expected to be back by 2013 and that is not the case for other major metro areas. a report commissioned by the u.s. conference of mayors, one in 7 will not reach prerecession levels until 2020. that is the engines of u.s. economic growth and producing the jobs that. can mean problems for the u.s. economy and while areas have picked up. others are lagging. >> there are things that are holding recovery back and that is still the housing market. places with big housing booms and busts. florida, and southern california . nevada and parts of the rest of the southwest. in new york city internet start ups are helping to create thousands of jobs. oyster.com. it is it a hotel reviewing. they started with five employees and grew to 20 and expect to add 100 new people in the new york headquarters made possible by the pool of potential workers . we havital ept and design and media and a lot of thital ept and engineering and marketing as well it is a great place for a start up. i am not the only one who thinks it. it is a challenge. >> and so if you are in the tech field work
that will be a big part of her legacy. while her death is a cause for sadness we know that organizations such as the betty ford center will honor her legacy giving countless people new least for life. she was public about her treatment for breast cancer and fund raising for hand capped kids and, kids say mother a mother's laughter enriched our lives and those throughout this great noigs. to be in her presence was to truly be in warmth of a truly great lady. under the martha graham performed at carnegie hall and went back to michigan and met gerald ford she says she probably wouldn't have married if she knew he wanted to run for congress. he of course went on to become president and mrs. ford made a lot of headlines for off color things she said about a variety of subject and her husband joked she was the ford family spokeswoman and here she is giving part of the concession speech after he lost the election to jimmy carter and then lost his voice. >> dear jimmy, it's apparent now you have won a long and intense struggle for presidency. i congratulate you on your victo victory. >> betty fo
this afternoon. here is the president in his weekly address. >> good news is we agree on some of the big things. we agree that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt, we need to get our fiscal house in order. we agreed that to do that both sides are going to have to step outside of the comfort zone and make some political sacrifices. >> reporter: but even if the key players reach a deal tomorrow, congress has to vote on the entire package. >> heather: you heard about this poor job numbers, they came out friday. how are they taking it? >> unemployment numbers surprised everyone. democrats say it shows that americans need some help from the government. republicans say that now is the not the time for a tax hike. here is the republican address today. >> the obama administration promised that stimulus would keep unemployment below 8 am. two and a half years ago it's 9% and still rising. that is unacceptable. america can do better. >> reporter: meaning the white house if they meet a deal the next few days if they are going to meet the august 2nd deadline. realistically it would take three we
was to take up big visas and assemble them in space was more and any year, and one year of space station construction was going to be more e. l. d. hours then had them witnessed by all a faring nations together. it exceeded it in one year. so there was really serious questions about the feasibility of space station freedom as design. the national academy of sciences again, the question is for scientific use of the space station. in fact there were explicit critical coming out of the space station particularly when some of the first trade-off decisions were made a large centrifuge that was going to allow the creation of all kinds of life science experiments. they call the marginal. we have the beginning of unhappy international partners, who had gleefully signed up to be part of the space station freedom program but as that program began to evolve and the interactions and the decisions they realize there were less partners and subcontractors and there was real unhappiness being expressed about that. and the planetary program and the great observatory programs have been put on hold for the
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-- the good news is, we agree on the big thingings. after racking up deficit debts we need to get our fiscal house in order. both sides are going to have to step outside of the comfort zones and make political sacrifices. >> it sounds good but easier said than done. players mest thursday . they will vote on increasing the debt ceiling. if they don't raise the ceiling america runs out of money to pay its bills. it boils down to this. republicans don't want tax increases and democrats want to keep entitlements intack. this is the republican address out today. >> from the look of things. democrats who run washington don't have a jobs plan. they have a spending agenda and proposing a rehash of what is already tried. more spending and more taxes and bigger government. these are the washington knows best policies that steered us to a dead end. >> if the key players reach a deal republican leaders will have to bring it back for a vote. it is a almost no vote for the city pert republicans . democrats plan to keep social security and medicare as it is. >> and until now, slew of gop presidential hopef
. >> christiane, thanks to you, on the game of political chicken playing out tomorrow. with that big white house meeting coming, christiane will go inside the negotiations with white house chief of staff, bill daley. he'll speak with christiane tomorrow morning on abc's "this week." >>> now, to the birth of a nation in africa tonight. south sudan is now its own country. tens of thousands celebrated independence, dancing in the streets. marking a long and bloody study. the tribes of south sudan and the mainly arab north have been fighting on n d off for 50 years now. >>> there was not bold headline from africa this weekend. a plea from the u.n. over the worsening drought. refugee camps are being overwhelmed by people fleeing devastating drought and food shortages. 10 million people in five countries are affected. relief agencies are appealing for help around the world in feeding them. >>> much more ahead as we continue on "world news" this saturday night. a different kind of housework. the researchers going inside american homes with children with autism. what they are looking for and what it cou
for those of us dealing with the very hot weather. back to you. >> thanks. >>> the big dust storm that hit arizona this week is now making it difficult for some people to breathe. the storm swept through the phoenix area on tuesday, swallowing the city's skyline. since then are the air has remained hazeied and dusty. and right now doctors across the phoenix area say they are busy treating patients suffering from asthma and other breathing problems. common symptoms include wheezing and coughing. >> i would equate it to walking to a smoke-filled room, something like that. that kind of thing, where even people with normal lungs get a little irritated. but imagine somebody with some -- inflammation. >> doctors say the best advice for people in the phoenix area is just to stay inside, until the air clears up. >>> the death toll from the tornado in may, that ripped through joplin, missouri, is now at 159. the city's public information office recently released a statement saying a woman has died from her injuries. the announcement was the first in two weeks regarding any deaths related to the sto
polo and he's now playing it himself. he's going up to the santa barbara club, and it's a big vip affair, very glamorous, but all in aid of his charity, the u.s. arm of his charity is being promoted here. it so will be interesting to see, and interesting to see who wins, because the duchess is going to present the trophy. and i'm sure she's hoping it will be her husband. and later on, susausan, a big r carpet event presented by bafta. there are hollywood a-listers going, but we don't know who. we've been given the list of uk young talent who will be presented to the a-listers, but we don't know who they are. the big rumors, jennifer lopez, nicole kidman, and tom hanks, but we haven't had that confirmed. there you go, david beckham meeting with the presence yesterday at the consul general's residence. >> we love seeing them. we just wondering what they're saying, david beckham and the prince. and you also mentioned street hockey, i can't imagine that. i think he's better fit for polo, right wm. >> absolutely. and they were in dragon boats as well at one point. they're both very com
. and that means that we still have a big hole to fill. >> we're joined now by our chief white house correspondent, jessica yellin. there's no way to pretty up the report. >> the economy is a dark cloud hanging over the white house and the re-election. they know that. the white house is pointing out and they keep trying to that they were hand ad disastrous economy, they took major steps to correct it. and that they are now blaming congress in essence. they say that the house of representatives in particular, the republicans in the house of representatives are preventing them from using what they view as their remaining tools to get jobs growing, specifically investment in infrastructure, speeding up the patent process and extending the payroll tax holiday which is also now on table as part of the debt talks. >> now that you mentioned the debt talks here's what john boehner had to say. >> after hearing this morning's jobs report i'm sure the american people are still asking the question where are the jobs. the stimulus spending bing, excessive government regulations and our overwhelming debt contin
. >> the battlefields. interesting because you still see it, you know, in daily life at big hospitals. but also even on the battlefields they've started taking medical commodities, these forward tentsz and moving them forward for that same reason. there's been a lot of lessons more recently from iraq and afghanistan. you've been talking to people about that. >> what doctors are telling us, and it's sad to think but it's a basic fact, tens of thousands have been wounded in this war. so you have this giant population that they are learning from. and what they're basically learning they will tell you, i think, is dynamic innovative, fast-moving medical care. try new things. try and see what you can accomplish with new techniques, new procedures, because they can't stick to just the old way of doing business. these kids are coming back with traumatic injuries that are very, very tough. they got to find a way to deal with them. and you find doctors and nurses out there trying new things. things that may be in your emergency room not too far from them. >> i'm not quite sure how to say this but i think on
was a false alarm. the big clock rolled once again. >> going for main engine start. >> reporter: despite lingering concerns about potential rain and lightning-- >> liftoff, the final liftoff of "atlantis." >> "atlantis" roared toward the heavens. >> the space shuttle spreads its wings one final time for the start of a sentimental journey into history. >> reporter: rocketing into the clouds, the shuttle headed for its sunday rendezvous with the international space station, the shuttle carried 10,000 of pounds of equipment and supplies to the space station, enough to last through 2012. >> "atlantis" go at throttle up. >> reporter: a camera on the external fuel tank focused closely on the heat shield on the belly of the orbiter. a preliminary analysis revealed no worries, no indications that the vulnerable insulating tiles suffered any debris damage on launch. for nasa, this was a textbook start for the end, because when "atlantis" comes home, the 30- year shuttle program will be shut down, a sobering reality that tempered today's celebration. of course, there is still plenty of work to do
. >>> and despite today's celebrations, the new nation will face some big challenges. we'll have a live report from south sudan at the half hour. >>> and brand new, u.s. defense secretary leon panetta jumped right into the fight for afghanistan today. he landed there hours ago promising to take the fight to al qaeda. he says since killing osama bin laden, quote, we have them on the run, end quote. panetta says by applying maximum pressure, we can cripple al qaeda as a threat to this country. >>> the dalai lama is in washington, d.c. today beginning a ten-day spiritual ritual. with thousands gathered on the west lawn of the u.s. capitol, the leader of the tibetan buddhism discussed the importance of individual peace of mind and offered a personal perspective. >> i lost my own freedom at the age of 16. then i lost my own country. a lot of difficulties and a lot of responsibilities. however, i think comparatively, i can sustain peace of mind. >> the chinese government is taking a dim view of the dalai lama's visit to the nation's capital. it dismissed him as a political exile engaging in tibetan separ
old. what are your hopes for the future? >> there's a big future. there's a deep future. the one that want for. so that is the future where we are all able to freely communicate our hearts and dreams, share information about the world with each other and the historical record is an item that is completely sack sacrosanct. it would never be changed, never be modified, never be deleted, and that we will steer of course away from the victim of he who controls the purses present controls the past. so that is something that is my life long quest to do. and from that, justice flows because most of us have an instinct for justice and most of us are reasonably intelligent. and if we can communicate with each other, organize and not be op pressed and not know what's going on pretty much the rest falls out. in the short term, it is that my staff stop hasling me to tell me to go. >> >> i wish you all the bevs another even more beautiful mission. [applause] >> here is a look at our schedule for this afternoon. next, a discussion with legal scholars on the 2010-2011 supreme court term and wha
. what is pro-big business is actually sometimes more fundamentally seen as pro-first amendment. >> i could just add a footnote to that. it is interesting that justice brier, i think it, brought this out to discuss the commercial speech issue. there are some cases in which businesses are winning and some of them as a strike me as corp. first amendment issues. citizens united is a core but first amendment speech for corporations issue. they do not seem to have much to do with the corporate governance for self expression when is someone trying to put together a lot of information about who is taking which prescription and which doctors are prescribing which so they can market their drugs more effectively. is it first amendment case, but it does not feel like one to me, or apparently justice breyer. >> the same justices that dissented, including the female justices, joined at scully of -- scalia's broad view on violent video games. they are not necessarily about how we organize ourselves either. >> they are the multi-billion dollar gaming industry. that is not the way that most people re
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